La Dolce Vita Festival

Saturday 20 + Sunday 21 November, 2021

Life is sweet in the King Valley.

We have always enjoyed showing you the Italian spirit of the King Valley’s winemaking families, at La Dolce Vita wine and food festival.

We now know that Melbourne and Regional Victoria will once again be united this month with travel restrictions lifted and there will be greater access from surrounding states. We'll be very happy to see everyone after such a tumultuous period. Given the event restrictions that will still exist with numbers and people density limits, unfortunately there will be no official Wines of the King Valley La Dolce Vita Festival on November 20 + 21, 2021.

However, all of our wineries will be open and will be very keen to receive you in their own La Dolce Vita way. Please be patient with our wine families...we are working our way through many new regulations and restrictions, all designed to keep you and our staff safe.

Please keep an eye out on social media and check directly with your favourite wineries as to what they will be doing on the weekend...even the simple pleasure of a glass of King Valley wine, a delicious bite to eat and the stunning views we are famous for will be plenty for so many of us. This is the true La Dolce Vita...

We welcome you anytime to enjoy the King Valley and our cellar doors are open and full of the latest vintages. Remember also that most King Valley wineries have their wines available for sale via their websites. Please continue to support them while enjoying a glass of Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Rosato, Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo or any of the other varieties from the region, in the comfort of your own home.

We look forward to seeing you here in the King Valley very soon.

 

Wine in the sun at La Dolce Vita, King Valley
Photo by Erin Davis-Hartwig

Wine

Enjoy both new and museum release poured by the winemakers, along with prosecco cocktails and wine spritzes for fun. Salute!

Cannoli, King Valley
Photo by Erin Davis-Hartwig

Food

From nonna’s gnocchi to delicious dishes from renowned chefs, the festival is the ultimate gourmet weekend with something for everyone. Buon appetito!

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Festival fun

Much more than great food and wine, there’s live music and local produce markets for grown-ups, as well as face painting, fun and games galore for little ones.

Getting here

The Hume Freeway, the Maroondah and Midland Highways, and the Great Alpine Road feed into the region – the journey from Melbourne is a comfortable 3 hours, or 4 hours from Canberra. All roads leading to the region are sealed, and offer spectacular views.

Albury Airport facilitates daily flights between Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane, operated by Qantas Link, REX, Virgin Airlines and JETGO. All major rental car agencies are based at the airport. Wangaratta railway station is on the main Sydney-Melbourne rail link.

Staying here

If you'd like to stay in the valley, look for accomodation in Milawa, Oxley, Moyhu, Myrrhee, King Valley, Whitfield or Cheshunt.

Check out local options

Or, if you'd like to explore one of the other beautiful towns of the High Country when you visit, try Wangaratta, Albury, Wodonga, Beechworth, Bright, Myrtleford or Porepunkah.

Look further afield

Getting around

There are lengthy distances between many of our wineries. We recommend planning your itinerary in advance and carpooling with a group of friends.

Local operators offer shuttle services, public tours and private hire for our festivals. Search for North East Coachlines, Warrawee Busline and King Valley Winery Tours.

Something else?

If you have a question about planning your itinerary, distances between wineries or anything else, please get in touch via the 'Send us a message' button at the bottom of this screen - we would be delighted to help.

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We are grateful for the support of Rural City of Wangaratta.